Thoughts and ideas on restoring SY77.

Yamaha SY77 is a 16 voice multitimbral music workstation first produced by Yamaha Corporation in 1989. The SY77 is a synthesizer whose architecture combines AFM (Advanced Frequency Modulation) synthesis, AWM2 (Advanced Wave Memory 2) for ROM-borne sample-based synthesis, and the combination of these two methods christened Realtime Convolution and Modulation Synthesis (RCM).

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Re: Thoughts and ideas on restoring SY77.

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Little update so far. Right cheek side is glued,and re-painted. Also last key that was making problem was fixed,metal spring was bit curved due to previous owner damage and when its returned to original position it works like a charm.Keys are also polished with paste.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ldd05s0r0pz4k ... n.jpg?dl=0
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Nice work - looks already good! (Y)


My (key related) gear (in alphabetical order):
Ferrofish: B4000+
Kawai: K1 II
Korg: M1 (up'd to EX, w/ 'Cool Blue'), M1REX (w/ 'Cool Blue'), Poly-800
Roland: D-50, D-110, D-550, PG-1000
Yamaha: AW1600, DX7IID (w/ 'Cool Blue'), EX5R, RM50, RX5, SY99 (w/ 'Cool Blue'), TG500,
TX-802, YMM2
Sector101: SYEMB05 (5x), SYEMB06 (3x), EXFLM2 (1kit), MCD Sweet16 (1x), DataBlade32 (1x),
WaveBlade 8MB Card (1x) & 1x Programmer Unit for WaveBlade

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And after waiting which almost feels like eternity my SY77 is upgraded with usb/floppy emulator,cleaned and polished keys,and glued and repainted right cheek.I`m pretty happy about the synth know. :)

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ack5t2qntq3t ... 7oK0a?dl=0



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Oh wow - well done mate! (Y)


My (key related) gear (in alphabetical order):
Ferrofish: B4000+
Kawai: K1 II
Korg: M1 (up'd to EX, w/ 'Cool Blue'), M1REX (w/ 'Cool Blue'), Poly-800
Roland: D-50, D-110, D-550, PG-1000
Yamaha: AW1600, DX7IID (w/ 'Cool Blue'), EX5R, RM50, RX5, SY99 (w/ 'Cool Blue'), TG500,
TX-802, YMM2
Sector101: SYEMB05 (5x), SYEMB06 (3x), EXFLM2 (1kit), MCD Sweet16 (1x), DataBlade32 (1x),
WaveBlade 8MB Card (1x) & 1x Programmer Unit for WaveBlade

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Re: Thoughts and ideas on restoring SY77.

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Yes Indeed SS . . . . . ((i)) ((i)) ((i))

All due credit to your PATIENCE and WILL to SUCCEED!

NOW you can get back to some Music making (Y)

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Thanks guys!
And yes,i can finally make some music. :) I`ll probbaly buy that sector cards in a future and that would be it. Im pretty sure I couldn`t ever buy that original one which are extremely overpriced on ebay.

It would be pretty interesting to put some new samples into sector cards,experimenting and making custom patches.But for now I`m good to go,there are plenty to try over the internet, free and for cash. That Himalaya sound so sweet.

Regards. :)



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